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Old 12-09-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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I may be in the market for some new compact/close cutters for copper pipe. I have used the general wire model and liked it, but it was more of a throwaway. I tried the Lenox close quarters set and loved them, but twice I've tried to replace the cutting wheels and they will not reassemble correctly...therefore becoming throwaway anyway...did anyone else have that trouble with this model?

I'm considering just going back to my old standby of the manually adjustable Ridgid close cutters (1/2" - 1"). I use their swing cutters and love them.
I can't afford to keep buying new cutters, i'd rather just buy replacement wheels and reuse the same tool.

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Old 12-09-2016, 09:41 PM   #2
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Raptor, Ferguson brand,work great easy to replace wheel.
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Another guy at work and myself just got milwaukees new close quarters cutter set about 2 months ago and we love them. I haven't tried replacing the wheel yet but it's worth considering.


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I use Reed brand. Pretty sure they make the Raptors also.

Only thing I hate is the wheel life, seems like I get maybe 20 cuts before they turn to shark teeth.

My only experience with the Lenox was a short one, I think the tension bar broke on the second use.
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I use the General and just throw them away. I order them on Amazon with just a click.
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I have about {5} Ridgid brand copper cutters of different sizes.
I have been using them for nearly {25} years. Wheels are easily replaced. Reliable. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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I have about {5} Ridgid brand copper cutters of different sizes.
I have been using them for nearly {25} years. Wheels are easily replaced. Reliable. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
yeah, thats what i ended up doing. I've used just about every other brand and went right back to my original standby haha
I have yet to buy anything by Ridgid that failed me.
My tool box is pretty much exclusively Ridgid, Channellock, and Lenox...and my trusty TurboTorch

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I use the Lennox and I have replaced the wheels 2 times now. Re-assembly does take some patience.
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https://www.amazon.com/LENOX-Tubing-.../dp/B0052EOWQW


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I'm a Milwaukee Guy.....I've
used all those suggested but I'm getting these.
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